MGP Ingredients has announced the release of Remus Volstead Reserve straight bourbon whiskey in November.

Crafted at MGP’s distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the bourbon will be bottled at 100-proof. The release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the start of the US national prohibition under the Volstead Act.

MGP vice-president Andrew Mansinne said: “Prohibition launched an era of social change, which created legends such as George Remus, King of the Bootleggers, and a speakeasy culture that persists to this day.

“Remus Volstead Reserve is made from our finest 14-year aged reserves and has spent the same time in the barrel as this country spent under Prohibition. Like this singular historic era, our Volstead Reserve is one-of-a-kind.”

Remus Volstead Reserve is claimed to be bottled-in-bond from 2005 bourbons and will offer aromas of dried candied fruit, caramelised pecans, oak, char and tobacco.

In addition, the oak flavours will dominate the forward palate and body of the bourbon while the balanced cherry and caramel touches will complement the oak in the body and intensify in the bourbon’s finish.

Beginning from November this year, Remus Volstead Reserve will be available for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $199.99 per 750ml bottle.

This limited-edition, 2005-aged reserve bourbon will be packaged in a glass bottle. Around 500, 9l cases will be available in the markets where George Remus Bourbon is currently sold.

Last May, MGP Ingredients expanded its portfolio with the release of its first proprietary rye whiskey label called Rossville Union.

Named after the company’s founding distillery in Lawrenceburg, Rossville Union was rolled out in two expressions, including Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey and Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey.